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Inquest. --The Coroner, assisted by High Constable Freeman, held an inquest yesterday on the body of Bob Clarke, slave of Mr. Alexander Lithgow, of Chesterfield county, whose body was found floating in the Dock, at the intersection of fifteenth street. The jury, after examining all the testimony that would throw light on the manner of his death, came to the conclusion that it was caused by accident, and returned a verdict to that effect. The body was inclosed in a neat and substantial coffin sent by Mr. Lithgow, and was removed to the South-Side for interment.
The Daily Dispatch: August 26, 1861., [Electronic resource],
One of the Western Obituary notices. (search)
Inquest. --Alderman Sanxay, assisted by Constable Freeman, on Saturday held an inquest over the body of Abraham Waller, whose body was found floating in the Dock, corner of 18th street. The verdict of the jury was accidental drowning.
The Daily Dispatch: September 18, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Tennessee and Kentucky. (search)
Seizures and Arrests. New York, Sept. 16. --Four vessels were seized to-day. Seven Southerners were arrested to-day on board of the City of Manchester. Nothing treasonable being found about them, they were released. Mr. McMasters, the editor of the Freeman's Journal, has been sent to Fort Lafayette.
Mr. McMasters. --We learn that we were in error in stating that Mr. McMasters, the editor of the Freeman's Journal, who had been sent to Fort Lafayette, is an Irishman. He is a Northern man, of old Puritan descent, who some time ago changed his religious views, and became a Roman Catholic.
The Daily Dispatch: September 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], The
The Daily Dispatch: November 9, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Virginia and the Confederacy. (search)
The shooting affair. --An inquest was held on Thursday evening, at the Louisiana Hospital, (Baptist College,) by Alderman Sanxay, aided by High Constable Freeman, over the body of Patrick Holmes, who was shot that morning by Hugh McGinley. Testimony was elicited to show that there had been no previous difficulty between the parties, and that Holmes expressed a hope, before his death, that McGinley would be set at liberty. They were both on guard at the time of the occurrence, and had been talking together in a friendly manner. When McGinley started to go back to his post, his gun, which was under his left arm with the muzzle pointing down ward, accidentally discharged, and shot Holmes on one of his legs. The wound was very severe; and the surgeons finding that he could not service amputation, it was not resorted to, and the man died some four hours after the event. The jury rendered a verdict that Patrick Holmes, the deceased, was shot accidentally by a gun in the hands of
The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], The reported burning of cotton. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1861., [Electronic resource],
in New York. (search)